Trump Era: Rep. Steve King Says Out Loud What Others in GOP...

Trump Era: Rep. Steve King Says Out Loud What Others in GOP Are Scared to Say

Rep. Steve King

Steve Bannon in the White House. Stephen Miller in the White House. So Why is This Surprising? Rep. Steve King (R-IA), wanted to make certain that everyone knew exactly what he meant when he inexplicably dove head first to support Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders.

Why did King even get involved in a conversation about a politician in the Natherlands? Because he agrees with him. Wilders has campaigned to stop “Islamisation of the Netherlands” — as he puts it.  And Wilders compared the Quran to Mein Kampf.

The bigger question is: With Bannon, Miller and the gang running around the White House, why is anyone shocked that King has re-ignited his views all of a sudden.

King has done this before.  He’s had a anti-immigrant focus for years and has defined Mexican immigrants as being linked to the drug trade and criminality in the same way Donald Trump did during the 2016 campaign.

Over the weekend, Congressman King, whose racism should be a shock to absolutely no one, tweets this:

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke